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Performed with 53 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and 13 Broadway shows. Magna cum laude Berklee College of Music graduate with diverse music industry experience. New York Blues Hall of Fame Inductee. Creative and versatile bassist, performer, producer, musical director, composer, arranger, vocalist, and instructor. Acoustic, electric, fretted, fretless, four-string, and five-string basses. Solid professional experience in diverse musical genres: hip-hop to bebop. Ivan uses Fender, Moxy, Gretsch, and Warrior basses, Hartke amplification, DR strings, PRA Audio wireless, Tech 21, Digitech, and Line 6 Signal Processors.


RRHF Indicates Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee.


Eric Bazilian (Hooters)

CHIC & Nile Rodgers RRHF

The Chiffons

The Chi-Lites

John Ford Coley (England Dan)

The Crystals

Emeril Live (Food Network)

Eye to Eye

Gloria Gaynor

Jazz/Funk Unit

Garland Jeffreys

Andy Kim

The Limelites

AJ Loria

The Marvelettes

Jo Dee Messina

Sam Moore (Sam & Dave) RRHFwith 

    special guests: Sting RRHF, Elvis 

    Costello RRHF, Wynonna Judd, Travis

    Tritt, Paul Rodgers, Lorrie Morgan, Jo

    Dee Messina, David Foster.

Maxine Nightingale

Ola Onabule

Frankie Paris & Cold Sweat

The Platters RRHF

Martha Reeves & the Vandellas RRHF

Merrilee Rush

The Shirelles RRHF

Terry Sylvester (Hollies) RRHF

A Taste of Honey

Howard Tate

Charlie Thomas (Drifters) RRHF


The Tokens

Mary Wilson (Supremes) RRHF


Rosalind Ashford (Vandellas)

Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (Doobie Bros.)

Hal Blaine (Wrecking Crew)

Jackson Browne

King Solomon Burke

Fred Cash (Impressions)

Felix Cavaliere (Rascals)

The Coasters

Clarence Collins (Imperials)

Gene Cornish (Rascals)

Elvis Costello

Joey D'Ambrosio (Comets)

Bo Diddley

Lamont Dozier (Holland-Dozier-Holland)

Greg Errico (Family Stone)

Ahmet Ertegun

Harvey Fuqua (Moonglows)

Sam Gooden (Impressions)

Little Anthony Gourdine (Imperials)

The Edge (U2)

Doris Jackson (Shirelles)

Terry "Buzzy" Johnson (Flamingos)

Ben E. King (Drifters)

Al Kooper

The Limelites

Vini Mad Dog Lopez (E-Street Band)

Darlene Love

Barry Mann

Jerry Martini (Family Stone)

Bill Medley (Righteous Bros.)

Jimmy Merchant (Teenagers)

Sam Moore (Sam & Dave)

The Orioles

The Platters

Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix)

Martha Reeves (Vandellas)

Lois Reeves (Vandellas)

Shirley Alston Reeves (Shirelles)

Dick Richards (Comets)

Carlos Santana

Herman Santiago (Teenagers)

Pete Seeger

Percy Sledge

Annette Beard Sterling (Vandellas)


Richard Street (Temptations)

Terry Sylvester (Hollies)

Garry Tallent (E-Street Band)

Charlie Thomas (Drifters)

Mary Wilson (Supremes)

Ernest Wright (Imperials)

Vince Welnick (Grateful Dead)


Alive ‘n Kickin’

Lee Andrews & the Hearts

The Angels

Ankara State Symphony Orchestra, Turkey

Kenny Aronoff

Frankie Avalon

Teodross Avery

Bacon Brothers

Jeff “Skunk” Baxter RRHF

Eric Bazilian (Hooters)

Big Apple Circus

Jack Black

The Blue Note House Band

Gary US Bonds

Bowzer (Sha-Na-Na)

Bridgeport, CT Symphony Orchestra

LaLa Brooks (Crystals)

Jackson Browne RRHF

Don Bryant

Massimo Bubola (WEA/Italy)

King Solomon Burke RRHF

Billy Burnette

Bursa State Symphony Orchestra, Turkey

Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon

The Capris

Felix Cavaliere (Rascals) RRHF

Michael Cerveris

Lester Chambers (Chambers Bros.)

Larry Chance & the Earls

Gene Chandler

The Chantels

The Chiffons

The Chi-Lites

“Chix 6” (Off Broadway)

Lou Christie

Jimmy Clanton

The Clovers

The Coasters RRHF

Marc Cohn

John Ford Coley (England Dan)

The Comets RRHF

Harry Connick, Jr.

Johnny Contardo (Sha-Na-Na)

Johnny Copeland

Elvis Costello RRHF

Darren Criss

The Crystals

Bob D'Andrea (Knockouts)

Dash Riprock

Debbie Davies

Spencer Davis

Ariana DeBose

Joey Dee (Starliters)

Bo Diddley RRHF

Taye Diggs

Lamont Dozier RRHF

The Drifters RRHF

The Dubs

The Duprees

The Edge RRHF

Greg Errico (Family Stone) RRHF

Eskisehir State Symphony Orchestra, Turkey

Eye to Eye


Jimmy Fallon

Johnny Farina (Santo & Johnny)

The Fireflies

The Flamingos RRHF

Eddie Floyd

Frankie Ford

David Foster

Bernard Fowler (Rolling Stones)

Norman Fox & the Rob-Roys

Micki Free

Jay Jay French (Twisted Sister)

Harvey Fuqua & the Moonglows RRHF

Gloria Gaynor

Sonny Geraci (Outsiders, Climax)

Corey Glover (Living Colour)

Jeff Golub

Charlie Gracie

Lena Hall

The Happenings

“Hedwig & the Angry Inch” (Broadway)

Michael Hill

Doc Holiday

Eddie Holman

Gov. Mike Huckabee

Jennifer Hudson

Humble Pie

Brian Hyland

Israel Symphony Orchestra, Rishon LeZion

Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, Turkey

Izmir State Symphony Orchestra, Turkey

J. (Polydor)

Jay & the Americans

Jazz/Funk Unit

Chuck Jackson

Garland Jeffreys

David Johansen

Wynonna Judd

Andy Kim

Ben E. King RRHF

Earl King

King Nino & the Slave Girls

“Kinky Boots” (Broadway)

Al KooperRRHF

Jane Krakowski

Albert Lee

Dickey Lee

Phoebe Legere

The Limelites RRHF

Little Anthony & the Imperials RRHF

Vini Mad Dog Lopez RRHF

Darlene Love RRHF

Stephen Lynch

Junior Mack

Barry Mann RRHFRick Margitza

Alexander Markov

Constantine Maroulis

Jerry Martini (Family Stone) RRHF

The Marvelettes

Midtown Men

John Cameron Mitchell

Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden)

Mighty Sam McClain

Jo Dee Messina

Monterrey, Mexico Symphony Orchestra

Rudy Ray Moore (Dolemite)

Moses Mo

Sam Moore RRHF

Lorrie Morgan

Bob Neuwirth

Maxine Nightingale

Willie Nile

Peter Noone (Herman’s Hermits)

Ola Onabule

The Orioles RRHF

Tony Orlando

The Orlons

Frankie Paris & Cold Sweat

The Passions

Vincent "Big Pussy" Pastore

Freda Payne

Ann Peebles

Vito Picone (Elegants)

The Platters RRHF

Buster Poindexter

Popa Chubby

Billy Porter

Finley Quaye (550/Epic)

The Quotations

Brenda Russell

Radical Shiite God Squad

Martha Reeves & the Vandellas RRHF

Vernon Reid (Living Colour)

“Rock of Ages” (Broadway & 


Paul Rodgers (Bad Co./Free)

Merrilee Rush

Brenda Russell

Bobby Rydell

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Shades of Blue

The Shangri-Las

Ryan Shaw

The Shirelles RRHF

Sister Sledge

Muzz Skillings (Living Colour)

The Skyliners

Percy Sledge RRHF

Dee Snider (Twisted Sister)

The Solitaires

David Somerville (Diamonds)

Emil Stucchio & the Classics

Soul Survivors

“Spider-Man” (Broadway)

Sting RRHF

Richard Street (Temptations)


Terry Sylvester (Hollies) RRHF

Garry Tallent RRHF

A Taste of Honey

Howard Tate

The Teenagers RRHF

Carla Thomas

Rufus Thomas


The Tokens

Travis Tritt

The Tymes

The Uptown Horns

Jimmy Vivino

The Vogues

Joe Louis Walker

Andre Williams

Mary Wilson (Supremes) RRHF

Toni Wine

Peter Wolf

World Peace Orchestra

Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings

Dennis Yost (Classics IV)



Eric Bazilian (The Hooters)

BC Fox (Technotronix)

Berklee Studio Projects CD

Berman Brothers

Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Vols. 13, 14,

   15, 17, 19, 21 & 22 with casts of "Rock of

   Ages," "Phantom of the Opera," "Lion

   King," "Ain't Too Proud," "Amazing Grace,"

   and "Charlie & the Chocolate Factory"

Burnzy’s Last Call (soundtrack)

Chocolate Genius

Lisa J. Cornelio

Cracked Ice

Raphael Cruz - Grammy Nominated

Dash Riprock

Rhett Davies

Don Dixon

Julia Douglass

Lauren Echo

Eye to Eye

Tom Gavornik

Ruth Gerson

Corey Glover

Sophie B. Hawkins

Rupert Holmes

Intro (Atlantic)

Jazz/Funk Unit

Ben Jelen (Maverick Records)

David Johansen

Killer Joe & the Lido Soul Revue

Lady Miss Kier (Deee-Lite)

AJ Loria/King Nino

Stephen Lynch

Tom “Bones” Malone

Justin Marcus

Constantine Maroulis

"Mighty Sam" McClain

Mercy Beat​

Moses Mo (Mother's Finest)

Sam Moore RRHF

Frankie Paris & Cold Sweat

Meredith Patterson

Pipes & Drums of the NYPD Emerald


Bernard “Pretty” Purdie

Finley Quaye (550/Epic)

Julianne Richards (Geffen)

Santana RRHF

Marlon Saunders

Pete Seeger RRHF - Grammy


Nicky Siano

Cody Simpson

Thankful: An Album for Jerad Bortz - VA

22 Brides

Uncle Carl

The Uptown Horns

Ben Vereen

Kathy Zimmer


Ivan “Funkboy” Bodley, Look at That CookiePigs Feet & Potted

    Meat, & iBOD

Raphael Cruz, A Mano

Matthew Curran, “Star Spangled Banner/Voodoo Chile”

Tom Gavornik, Acceleration

Jazz/Funk Unit, Jazz/Funk Unit


AJ Loria, King Nino: Louisiana Lounge Lizard

Pack of Wolves, Dress Full of Soul

Stephen Lynch, A Little Bit Special

Sherryl Marshall, Black Cohosh

Kathy Zimmer, Spare KeyDreamin'



    NHK, PBS

America After Hours (CNBC)

Break a Leg (CNBC)

Burnzy’s Last Call (feature sdtk.)

Charlie Rose Show (PBS)

City Arts (WNET, NYC)

Cook'n Music Show, France

Cyprus TV

The Deli (feature sdtk.)

Emeril Live (Food Network)

Fox & Friends (Fox News)

Fuji TV (Japan)

Howard Tate: Soul Man (documentary)

Imus in the Morning (MSNBC)

Israeli TV

Italian TV

Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize honoring 

    George Carlin (2009), Tina Fey (2010), and

    Will Ferrell (2011) (PBS)

Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS)

Late Night with Conan O’Brien (NBC)

Law & Order (“Pierced Man”)

Live With Regis & Kelly (ABC)

Love Walked In (feature sdtk.)

Lowball (actor, sdtk., feature film)

Northfork (feature sdtk. w/Nick Nolte)

N.O.TV (host/producer)

Only the Strong Survive (DVD bonus


Restaurant (actor, sdtk., feature film

    w/Adrien Brody)

Revenge of the Not Goods (actor, sdtk.,

    short feature)

Sam & Dave: The Original Soul Men (2008


Singapore TV

Soul Britannia (BBC)

Swedish TV

Swiss TV


Today in New York (WNBC)

Turkish TV

UCP Telethon (WWOR, NYC)


Del Taco







Carmine Appice

Joe Bataan

Madeline Bell

Bo Bice

Hal Blaine RRHF

Joe Bonamassa

Chris Botti

Maxine Brown

Hiram Bullock

Eric Burdon

Will Calhoun (Living Colour)

Dana Carvey

Roseanne Cash

Stanley Clarke

Gene Cornish (Rascals) RRHF

Cowboy Mouth

Gavin DeGraw

Rick Derringer

Greg Errico (Family Stone) RRHF 

Ahmet Ertegun RRHF

Kathie Lee Gifford

Roy Hargrove

Nona Hendryx

Peter Himmelman

The Impressions RRHF

Wyclef Jean

Stanley Jordan 

Will Lee

John Leventhal

Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge

"Blue Lou" Marini

Vince Martell (Vanilla Fudge)

Jerry Martini (Family Stone) RRHF

Sid McGuiness

Bill Medley (Righteous Brothers) RRHF

Raul Midon

Buddy Miles

Modern English

The Naked Cowboy

Cyril Neville (Neville Bros.)

George Porter, Jr. (Meters)

Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix) RRHF

The Roots

Sam the Sham

Valerie Simpson​

Southside Johnny

Jordin Sparks

B.J. Thomas

Pat Travers

Chris Tucker

Geno Washington

Vince Welnick (Grateful Dead) RRHF


Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Led Zeppelin

   Reunion Concert after party, O2 Arena,


Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC
Big Apple Circus, Lincoln Center
Broadway Shows: Ain't Too Proud,

   Amazing Grace, Escape to Margaritaville, 

   Fun Home, Hedwig and the Angry Inch,

   Kinky Boots, Once on This Island, The

   Prom, Rock of Ages, Spider-Man,

   SpongeBob, Summer.

Carnegie Hall (featured soloist)
Celebrate Brooklyn, NY, Prospect Park
Creative Coalition Obama Inaugural Ball
Hatch Band Shell, Boston, MA

Jazz Festivals: JVC, NYC; Nice, France;

   New Orleans Jazz & Heritage;    

   Newport at Saratoga, NY; Pitea

   Dansar Och Ler Festival, Sweden;

   Pori, Finland; Tokyo, Japan.

Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

   Celebrating: George Carlin (2009),

   Tina Fey (2010), and Will Ferrell


Meadowlands Stadium, NY Jets    Halftime, 82,566 Fans.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
New York Blues Hall of Fame Inductee

PNC Bank/Garden State Arts Arena,

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum
Rock of Ages on Broadway and in

Ryman Auditorium, historic Grand

   Ole Opry

Summer Stage, Central Park, NYC

Symphony Orchestras: Ankara,

   Turkey; Bridgeport, CT; Bursa,

   Turkey; Eskisihir, Turkey; Istanbul,

   Turkey; Izmir, Turkey; Monterrey,

   Mexico; Rishon LeZion, Israel;

   St. Louis, MO, Tupelo, MS.
Town Hall, NYC









Dominican Republic







Hong Kong







St. Croix

St. Maarten

St. Thomas







USA (45 States)


Santana – I did 3 studio tracks for the “Supernatural” CD.

    All were scrapped before the release.

Wilson Pickett – I learned the set and was “in the wings”

    but never got the call.

Keith Richards – I never got my schedule synchronized with


Ronnie Spector – She called. But I was booked.

Rod Stewart – The contractor couldn’t find my number in


CHIC – They only let me conduct for special guest, Sam

    Moore, not play bass.

Stanley Clarke – I auditioned but didn’t make it.

Larry Coryell – He said he would call but never did.

Al DiMeola – I auditioned but didn’t make it.

Ernie K. Doe – He swore during a TV show we were guests         on that I had played with him.  I never had.

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts – They wouldn’t audition me

     because I was too tall.

Little Anthony & the Imperials – They called me. But I was

     booked. Ten years later I finally got the gig!

Little Eva – I was booked with her. But another gig

    preempted it.

Little Peggy March – I was booked with her. But another         gig preempted it.

Darlene Love – She called. But I was out of town. Two years

   later I finally got to play with her.

The Blues Brothers – Was booked to play with them at a

    cannabis rally. But it got rained out.

New York Dolls – They wouldn’t audition me because of

    schedule conflicts.

Hubert Sumlin – I was booked on a record date with him that

    got canceled last minute.

Tower of Power – They were given my number when Rocco was

    sick, but never called.

Pat Travers – He called. But I was booked. I ended up jamming

    with him years later.

Johnny Winter – He kept threatening to call, but never did.

Steven Wright – I went to the recording session but couldn’t play

    the part well enough. Fired!

Black 47 – I auditioned but didn’t make it.



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Record Label Promotions College Rep/Intern

Record Label Publicist

Record Label Publicity Assistant

Record Store Clerk

Security Guard

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